Welcome to the 2020 GromSearch Series! At BSR Surf Ranch with Luke Wyler
Battle It Out Via Video Submissions
This years qualifying rounds have gone digital! Partnering with the premiere video-challenge platform, Clippero, three regions will battle it out via video clip submission.

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Disclaimer: Rip Curl GromSearch National Final is subject to change. Rip curl reserves the right to cancel or adapt GromSearch National Final based on safety, rules, and regulations.

Rules of Entry:

National Final  |   Banzai Bowls Air Show  |   PerfectSwell Shoot Out by Go Pro


Honoring our commitment of continuing the 21st season of the GromSearch series, we have gone digital for our three 2020 regional qualifying events. Implementing Clippero, we will hold a regional video-entry based contest. Using this platform, we are fully comitted to providing an exciting 2020 season for our groms while sticking to recommended saftey guidelines. See the category rules linked above for more details and follow (@ripcurl_usa) on Instagram for immediate updates.

2020 Season Info:
    • With the challenges faced due to COVID-19, we have evaluated our options, adhering to safety regulations and event protocol and are going to continue with the 2020 season.
    • GromSearch will be further entering the digital space using an online platform suited to showcase the top junior talent in the country.
    • Partnering with Clippero (online video challenges) allows for a digital voting platform inviting all competitors an opportunity to earn their spot at the GromSearch National Final at BSR Surf Resort.
    • Three regional locations will separate the entries. Entry is free to all competitors. Full inclusion to anyone that is age-eligible.
    • Competitors will submit two video clips scored from (0.1 - 10) points, judged by a WSL-level panel.
    • The top three scoring groms from each region, per age group, will earn an invitation to the National Final in October.



    What is GromSearch?

    Currently in its 21st year running, the Rip Curl GromSearch series has been a great stepping stone for the recent champions of our sport.

    Former International GromSearch competitors who are currently competing on the WSL Championship Tour include 2x World Champion Gabriel Medina, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith, Kolohe Andino, Filipe Toledo, Mason Ho, Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, 2x World Champion Tyler Wright, Malia Manuel, Laura Enever and Alana Blanchard... and that’s just to name a few!

    The GromSearch series gives kids 16-and-under the opportunity to compete against the best surfers in the same age bracket from their country – and eventually, the world.

    A global surf series, the winners of each regional National Final will be invited to compete in the GromSearch International Final, held in a different country each year.

    This format not only provides these groms an insight into a life of competitive surfing but also gives them the invaluable experience of surfing and competing in different waves around the world.


    2020 Rip Curl GromSearch Sponsors


    2020 Rip Curl GromSearch Poster

    Disclaimer: Rip Curl GromSearch National Final is subject to change. Rip curl reserves the right to cancel or adapt GromSearch National Final based on safety, rules, and regulations.

In true 2020 fashion, we have gone digital with our three region qualifying series. Each region will submit thier best two clips to Clippero from July 15 to August 15, to be collected and judged by three judges. Find more info via Event Info. Regularly check back or follow our Instagram (@ripcurl_usa) for updates.
2020 Season - In Partnership with Clippero
Stop Location Dates
Qualifier Region 1 West Coast, USA + Canada July 15- Aug 15
Qualifier Region 2 Hawaiian Islands July 15- Aug 15
Qualifier Region 3 East Coast, USA + Texas + Puerto Rico July 15 - Aug 15
National Final National Championship, BSR Surf Resort (Invitation Only) October 10

2020 Rip Curl GromSearch Sponsors


2020 Rip Curl GromSearch Poster

Disclaimer: Rip Curl GromSearch National Final is subject to change. Rip curl reserves the right to cancel or adapt GromSearch National Final based on safety, rules, and regulations.